Austin
April 25-29, 2016

Event Details


Watcher, a Resource Manager for OpenStack: Plans for the N-release and Beyond

Watcher is an open source software package which provides a flexible and scalable resource optimization service for multi-tenant OpenStack-based clouds. Watcher provides a complete optimization loop—including everything from a metrics receiver, optimization processor andan action plan applier. This provides a robust framework to realize a wide range of cloud optimization goals, including the reduction of data center operating costs, increased system performance via intelligent virtual machine migration,increased energy efficiency, etc. The overall goal is that OpenStack-based clouds equipped with Watcher will decrease their Total Cost of Ownership by way of more efficient use of their infrastructure through targeted optimizations and close-loop automation. In this talk we will go over the state of Watcher as it is today, its architecture, the team’s accomplishments for the Mitaka release and our plans for the N-release and beyond.


What can I expect to learn?

The attendees will learn about Watcher and its role as a Resource Optimization Service which is crucial in optimizing the TCO of the existing OpenStack Clouds. They will learn about the vision we have for Watcher around SLA Risk Mitigation in a Datacenter. We will also go over some existing Watcher optimizaton algorithms that have been ported  to Watcher as part of the Mitaka release as well as our plans with more optimization algorithms moving forward.

Thursday, April 28, 2:20pm-3:00pm
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Intel Corporation
Susanne is a senior Principal Engineer at Intel working on Cloud architecture, data-analytics, and pathfinding. Her latest focus is on Watcher a service to optimize the Datacenter total cost of ownership via data-analytics for OpenStack Clouds. FULL PROFILE
bcom
I am the PTL of Watcher project and in charge of the Cloud Computing Lab at the private research institute b<>com. Watcher provides a flexible and scalable resource optimization service for multi-tenant OpenStack-based clouds. Watcher provides a complete optimization loop—including everything from a metrics receiver, complex event processor and profiler, optimization processor... FULL PROFILE
IBM
Joe is a Senior Software Engineer within the IBM Systems Group, working on advanced virtualization management and cloud computing solutions--solutions that leverage OpenStack at their core.  While interested in a variety of areas, Joe is especially interested in virtual machine placement and optimization within the cloud--building solutions that provide policy-based placement decisions to... FULL PROFILE